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rain and strong winds from hurricane sandy are hammering the north carolina coastline. conditions are expected to get worse overnight. sandy is making her presence felt along the eastern seaboard tonight. >> forecasters warn the outer bands of this storm are just a preview of the hurricane's strength. we have team coverage tonight as the storm approaches the mid-atlantic region. sarah sampson is in ocean city tonight, where residents could be on the front line of the storm. george is in the low-lying areas of fell's point as people are gathering sandbags. but let's go to our meteorologist who is tracking the storm. john, what's the latest? >> well, sandy is a hurricane, marginal, category one, with 75-mile-an-hour winds, a little better than 300 miles away from cape hatteras. here's what the weather looks like for us. we had the cold front to the west and all that moisture coming up from the south from sandy. but it's kind of held down to the extreme southeast virginia, the mouth of the chesapeake bay. we've had a very nice afternoon this afternoon so far. let's switch over to our
>> we are tracking hurricanes sandy as it moves our way. >> i am live in eastern baltimore county. >> i am lowell melser live in ocean city, maryland. i will have details coming up in a live report. >> you are watching wbal-tv 11 news. live, local, late breaking, this is 11 news at 6:00. >> our big story tonight is the preparation for and status of hurricane sandy. >> thousands are being told to evacuate. >> airlines have canceled more than 5000 flights as it moves north. we have lied team coverage. first, we throw it over to tom tasselmyer. he has been tracking the storm for day. >> it is still a ways off but already impacting our whether. it is well over 300 miles to the south of ocean city. we have been dealing with showers on the eastern shore down to north carolina. even though it is hundreds of miles away, it is already influencing our weather. we have the front off to the west. then we have the bands coming in from the east. the two will combine to with the maryland-pennsylvania line. where they come together, snady is expected to become stronger. the storm is only going to
. at the height of the storm, sandy knocked out electricity to 219,000 customers and bge is still working to restore power to about 130,000 households. peck's light rain has started to fall here in ocean city, but that is bought -- that is not stopping the cleanup efforts from going on. many people telling us it really could have been much worse. after a thrashing from sandy along the maryland oceanfront with sustained winds of more than 40 miles an hour, a lot of cleaning up to do tuesday morning. >> it was scary. >> for folks who live around here, many were expecting the worst. >> obviously a lot of debris and trash. a lot of cleanup will be happening, but all in all, i think we faired well. >> i think we totally lucked out. we are definitely saved by the dune protection, and even the digging up of the boardwalk- regan to the water from going into the stores. -- digging up of the boardwalk might have helped to prevent the water from going into the stores. >> there was severe damage done to the ocean city fishing pier. >> i guess we were lucky to not get it as bad as other places. it is
areas on the eastern shore because of sandy. earlier today we took a closer look at the destruction to really see what happened here. >> we evacuated 550 people, most of them from low-lying areas. >> the major breeds martin o'malley and other maryland officials before taking a look at some of the devastation left behind by sandy. >> the fact that the water level has come up here in some cases 3-4 feet high in people's living room -- living rooms. some of these homes we will not allow people to move back into, but we will rebuild. >> one of the most seriously -- seriously hit spots, the main channel of the crabbing industry. the force of the water crafting the concrete staircase in half. hopefully we can build a better and stronger in better to withstand the bigger storm events we will deal with for the foreseeable future. >> we noticed a lot of standing water from flooded roads to front yards turned into makeshift lakes. most of the flooding was what caused the evacuation of more than 500 people the mayor was talking about. >> we got flooded at the upper fair amount and left when th
. >> we saw mitt romney soften his tone during sandy but that has all changed. it is now back to business and game on. >> if i am elected -- a slip of the time in virginia, but he quickly went back into his stump speech and a new line of attack against the president. >> we don't need a secretary of business to understand business, we need a president who understands business and i do. >> he may appoint a secretary of business. his solution to everything is add another bureaucrat. >> >> there is no question he can win. >> a republican strategist says the best way to close the deal is focus on the fundamentals. >> he has got to give a people who may be wrestling with their choice the confidence he can fix it and he knows how to make the economy better. >> mitt romney plans to take that argument to wisconsin and ohio. nearly 100 surrogates will help kick off the across the american tour. >> where do things stand in the latest polls? >> at least one daily tracking poll has mitt romney up by two points. but a new poll just out shows obama up by several points, leading in wisconsin, new hampshi
>> welcome back to live coverage of hurricane sandy. >> it is set to make landfall in new jersey. they will take the full force. the effects are being felt all along the coast. streets are rapidly flooding around the boardwalk in atlantic city. i have seen some pictures on twitter were the streets and look like rivers. they are really taking a pounding. starting at 6:00 tonight, travel restrictions are in place in baltimore city. >> only emergency personnel are permitted on the road. we're going to check on the latest on the storm with tom tasselmyer. >> the center is rapidly approaching new jersey. 90-mile an hour wind is still estimated. it has not lost street. it is maintaining tropical characteristics right up to landfall. the forecast traffic is expected to take the storm system through the delaware bay through northern maryland to the mountains. whatever is left is coming our way in the next six to 12 hours. rainfall has been substantial and is likely to get heavier. you see these spiraling bands pushing back. they are all the way into ohio. to the self in critical there ha
.com. >> five days after hurricane sandy and millions of people are struggling without enough food, fuel, or power. power lines are going back up that many places are still struggling with the devastation. the line stretched for blocks. people waiting in traffic or for a ride on a limited public transportation. new york city was planning on going forward with its annual marathon but in the last hour michael bloomberg canceled it after receiving criticism this was not the time to do a race. crews continued to clean up debris, power lines, and trees but some homeowners say they were left behind for too long in the cold. barry sanders has their story. we understand they are happier right now because they have their power. >> the power is back on and they feel a sense of relief right now. they were upset because of a tree limb falling on a power line. they say the same thing happened last year with the same tree and they were out of power for a week. >> it is a shame it is over a tree limb. >> after days of frustration, -- >> used to be beautiful. you could hear the wind whistled through it.
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